Canon PowerShot A85 Download Drivers

Camera User Guide
Please read the Read This First section (p. 7).
Please also see the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk and the Direct Print User Guide.

DIGITAL CAMERA Camera User Guide
ENGLISH
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149_CEL_cover.fm Page 1 Friday, April 30, 2004 3:12 PMFlowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Shooting with the Camera
Canon Digital Camera Software Starter
Guide Disk
Installing the Software
This Guide
This Guide
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Direct Print User Guide
Printer User Guide
Using the Printer and Printing
Downloading Images to a Computer
Canon Digital Camera Software Starter
Guide Disk
The default for the settings changed by the menu and button operations can be restored all at once except for [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] (p. 73).
(1)The default setting of the flash for the [Foliage] and [Fireworks] options is [Off].
The following functions cannot be set in the [Fireworks] mode.
- The [Auto] and [On] setting of the flash
- Red-eye reduction function
- AF-assist beam
- AF System selection
- Macro mode
- AF lock
- Manual focus
(2)The photo effect [Sepia] and [B/W] cannot be selected.
(3)The white balance is set to [AUTO].
(4)Settings automatically set by the camera.
(5)ISO [AUTO] cannot be selected.
Function
(1) Reference
Pages
White Balance
(2)

(3)
OOOOO–
(4)
O O O O O 81
Photo Effect – OOOOO–
(4)
O O O O O 85
ISO Speed –
(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)
O O O O
(5)
84
Auto Rotate
ON O* O* O* O* O* O* O* * – O* O* O* O*
89
OFF O O O O O O O – O O O O
161
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon accessories.
Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques. More than
99.99% of the pixels operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots.
This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera's video signal format to the one used in your region before using it with a TV monitor (p. 113).
Language Setting
Please see page 24 to change the language setting.
Please read through the Read This First section
(p. 7) before using your camera.
Disclaimer
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Canon.
Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the software, the CompactFlash
TM
cards (CF cards), personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon CF cards.
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Trademark Acknowledgments
 Canon and PowerShot are trademarks of
Canon, Inc.
 CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
Corporation.
 iBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
 Macintosh, PowerBook, Power Macintosh and
QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer,
Inc, registered in the United States and other countries.
 Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
 Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2004 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Functions and operations tables. These pages are shaded on the right edges to make them easy to find.
Read This First 7
Please Read...........................................................7
Safety Precautions .................................................8
Preventing Malfunctions .......................................13
Components Guide 14
Preparing the Camera 17
Installing the Batteries ..........................................17
Installing a CF Card..............................................20
Setting the Date/Time...........................................22
Setting the Language ...........................................24
Basic Functions 25
Turning the Power On/Off.....................................25
Switching between Shooting and Playback..........26
Using the LCD Monitor .........................................28
Shooting – The Basics 33
Auto Mode ...................................................33
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting ............36
Using the Mode Dial (Image Zone).......................38
Portrait ...............................................................38
Landscape ........................................................38
Night Scene .......................................................38
Fast Shutter .......................................................38
Slow Shutter......................................................38
Changing the Resolution and Compression.........40
Using the Flash................................................ 42
Macro Mode ...................................................44
Self-timer .............................................................. 45
Digital Zoom ......................................................... 46
Continuous Shooting............................................ 47
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) ..48
Special Scene Mode...................................... 51
Postcard Print Mode...................................... 53
Movie Mode...................................................55
Playback – The Basics 57
Displaying Images Individually
(Single Image Playback) ...................................... 57
Magnifying Images......................................... 58
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) ...58
Jumping Between Images.................................... 59
Viewing/Editing Movies ........................................ 60
Erasing 63
Erasing Images Individually ............................. 63
Erasing All Images ............................................... 63
Shooting – Advanced Functions 64
Selecting Menus and Settings.............................. 64
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Table of Contents
Menu Settings and Default Settings .....................67
Resetting the Settings to Default..........................73
Using the Mode Dial (Creative Zone) ...................74
Program AE......................................................75
Setting the Shutter Speed................................75
Setting the Aperture .........................................76
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture... 77
Switching between Autofocus Modes...................78
Switching between Light Metering Modes............79
Adjusting the Exposure.........................................80
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance).....................81
Changing the ISO Speed......................................84
Changing the Photo Effect....................................85
Adjusting the Flash Output ...................................86
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus......87
Setting the Auto Rotate Function..........................89
Playback – Advanced Features 91
Rotating Images in the Display.............................91
Attaching Sound Memos to Image .......................92
Auto Play ..............................................................93
Protecting Images.................................................94
Various Functions 96
About Printing .......................................................96
DPOF Print Settings .............................................98
Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer Order).102
Downloading Images to a Computer..................104
Computer System Requirements ..........................104
Viewing Images on a TV Set.............................. 112
Resetting the File Number.................................. 114
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) 115
Registering My Camera Settings........................ 116
List of Messages 120
Troubleshooting 122
Appendix 128
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) ............. 128
Using the Lenses (Sold Separately)................... 131
Camera Care and Maintenance ......................... 134
Specifications 136
Battery Performance .......................................... 140
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images).......................................... 141
Photo Tips and Information 145
Index 147
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode......159
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Table of Contents
Symbols Used
This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera's operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
Icons under title bars show the operations mode.
As in the example below, the mode dial should be set to , , , , , , , , , ,
or .
Using the Flash
Mode Dial
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Read This First
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the camera is operating and being operated correctly. Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including CompactFlash
TM
cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a format that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and regulations.
Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
For information on your camera's warranty, please refer to the Canon European Warranty System (EWS)
Booklet supplied with your camera.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see rear of this booklet or the European Warranty
System (EWS) Booklet.
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Read This First
Safety Precautions
Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and equipment.
In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the camera, batteries, and separately sold battery and charger kit and compact power adapter.
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Read This First
WARNINGS
Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources which could damage your eyesight.
Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may damage eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.
Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. Accidental damage to the camera or batteries by a child could result in serious injury. In addition, placement of the strap around a child's neck could result in asphyxiation.
Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged. Similarly, never touch internal portions of the equipment that become exposed as a result of damage. There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions have ceased. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
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Read This First
Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is damaged. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest
Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become immersed in, water or other liquids. Do not allow liquids to enter the interior. The camera has not been waterproofed. If the exterior comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a soft, absorbent cloth. In the event that water or other foreign substances enter the interior, immediately turn the camera's power off and remove the camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer
Support Help Desk.
Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. The use of these substances may lead to fire.
Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area. In dusty, humid or greasy environments, the dust that collects around the plug over long periods of time may become saturated with humidity and short-circuit, leading to fire.
Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power adapter cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which may lead to fire or electrical shock.
Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging the cord, ensure that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling on the flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire and insulation, creating the potential for fires or electrical shocks.
Use of power sources not expressly recommended for this equipment may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or other hazards. Use only the recommended power accessories.
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Read This First
Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them to direct flame or heat. Neither should you immerse them in water. Such exposure may damage the batteries and lead to the leakage of corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury.
Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the batteries. There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion. Immediately flush with water any area of the body, including the eyes and mouth, skin, or clothing that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery.
Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts that could damage the casings.
It could lead to leakage and injury.
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic objects, such as key holders. It could lead to overheating, burns and other injuries.
Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects. Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste containers may lead to fire or explosions. Discard the batteries in specialized waste facilities if available in your area.
Use only recommended batteries and accessories. Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings.
If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and the charger recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries to overheat or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
Disconnect the battery charger or compact power adapter from both the camera and power outlet after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards.
The camera terminal of the battery charger cord and the compact power cord is designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it with other products or batteries. There is a risk of fire and other hazards.
Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold wide converter, tele-converter, close-up lens and conversion lens adapter. If they loosen, fall off and shatter, the glass shards may cause an injury.
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CAUTIONS
Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that there is good ventilation when using the battery charger to charge the battery pack or power the camera.
Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in such areas could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage.
Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing when shooting. The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. In addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several pictures in rapid succession. Either action could result in burns.
Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
Ensure that the battery charger or compact power adapter is plugged into a power outlet of the specified rating, not over the specified rating. The plug of the battery charger varies according to region.
Do not use the battery charger or compact power adapter if the cable or plug is damaged, or if the plug is not fully inserted into the power outlet.
Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to contact the charger terminals or plug.
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as your hands may experience a burning sensation.
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Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces. You can avoid this by placing the equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
Stop using the camera immediately if you detect condensation.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the CF card and battery or power cord (if connected) from the camera and wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.
Extended Storage
When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the batteries from the camera or battery charger and store the equipment in a safe place. Storing the camera for extended periods with batteries installed may cause battery leaks, which can damage the camera.
However, the date, time and other camera settings may reset to default settings if the batteries have been removed for more than three weeks.
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To connect the camera to a computer or printer, use one of the following cables.
Computer: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Direct Print Compatible Printers (Sold Separately)
 CP Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) or the Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with the CP-100/CP-10)
 Bubble Jet Printers:- Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Printers: Please refer to your Bubble Jet printer user guide.
- PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
 PictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied with the camera for direct print compatible printer information.
Zoom Lever
(p. 33, 46, 58, 59)
Shutter Button (p. 34)
Ring Release Button
Speaker
Shooting Mode Dial (p. 38)
ON/OFF Button (p. 25)
Power Indicator (p. 16)
Viewfinder Window
AF-assist Beam (p. 36)
Red-eye Reduction Lamp (p. 43)
Self-timer Lamp
Flash (p. 42)
A/V (Audio/Video) Out
Terminal (p. 112)
Lens
Ring
Terminal
Cover
Microphone DIGITAL Terminal (p. 107)
Components Guide
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Components Guide
* Be careful not to wave the camera about or catch it on other items when dangling it from the wrist strap.
** The LCD monitor is covered with a thin plastic sheet for protection against scratches during shipment. Remove it before using the camera.
The following operations are accessible through one easy press of the (Print/Share) button.
 Printing: See the Direct Print User Guide (separate from this guide)
 Downloading images (Windows only): See page 104 of this guide and the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide
Disk (separate from this guide)
Blue: Ready to print/Ready to transfer images
Blinking Blue: Printing/Transferring
LCD Monitor**
(p. 28)
MENU Button
(p. 65)
Indicators (p. 16)
Viewfinder (p. 35)
Mode Switch
(p. 26)
Strap Mount
Attaching the wrist strap*
DC IN
Terminal (p. 131)
(Print/Share) Button (p. 109)
CF Card Slot Cover (p. 20)
Omni Selector ( / , (Macro)/ MF / , , )
SET Button
FUNC. (Function)/
(Single Image Erase) Button (p. 63, 64)
Battery Cover Lock (p. 17)
DISP. (Display) Button (p. 28)
Tripod Socket
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Components Guide
Shooting Mode Dial
Use the shooting mode dial to select a Shooting mode.: Auto (p. 33)
The camera automatically selects settings.
 Image Zone
The camera automatically selects settings according to the image composition type.: Portrait (p. 38) : Landscape (p. 38): Night Scene (p. 38) : Fast Shutter (p. 38): Slow Shutter (p. 38): Stitch Assist (p. 38, 48): Special Scene (p. 38, 51) : Movie (p. 55)
 Creative Zone
The user selects exposure, aperture or other settings to achieve special effects.: Program AE (p. 75): Shutter Speed-priority AE (p. 75): Aperture-priority AE (p. 76): Manual Exposure (p. 77)
Creative Zone
Image Zone
Auto
Indicators
The indicators light or blink when the ON/OFF button or the shutter button is pressed.
 Indicator Next to the Viewfinder
(Upper Indicator)
Green: Ready to record/Ready to communicate
(during a computer connection)
Blinking Green: Starting up/Recording to CF card/
Reading CF card/Erasing from CF card/
Transmitting data (during a computer connection)
Orange: Ready to record (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to record (camera shake warning)/Flash is charging (when LCD monitor is on)
 Indicator Next to the Viewfinder
(Lower Indicator)
Yellow: Macro mode/Manual Focus mode/AF Lock mode
Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (although you can press the shutter button, try using focus lock or adjusting the focus manually (p. 89))
 Power Indicator
Green: Power is on
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Preparing the Camera
Installing the Batteries
The camera uses four AA-size alkaline batteries supplied with the camera. You may also use separately sold nickel metal hydride
(NiMH) batteries.
1 Be sure that the camera power is off.
2 Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and open the cover.
3 Insert the batteries as shown.
4 Close the battery cover.
When the indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green, do not turn off the power or open the battery cover. The camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or from the CF card.
We recommend the use of the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK600 to power the camera during long usage sessions (p. 130).
The separately sold battery charger kit lets you use rechargeable NiMH batteries to power the camera (p. 128).
Positiveend (+)
Negative end (-)
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Preparing the Camera
For important information, see Battery
Performance (p. 140).
For information about the Battery and
Charger Kit and AA-size rechargeable
NiMH batteries, see the System Map
(separate from this guide).
Proper Battery Handling
Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately) only. For information on AA-size NiMH battery handling, see Using
Rechargeable Batter

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